The Minister of National Defense, Maj. /Gen. Daniel Dee Ziankahn has hailed the Michigan National Guard of the United States of America for its military to military supports to the Armed Forces of Liberia. According to Minister Ziankahn, over the years the Michigan National Guard has been providing several training opportunities to personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia in various fields of military specialties, thereby enhancing the professional capabilities of the men and women in arms. The Minister added that he looks forward to cementing the relationship that is subsisting between the Michigan National Guard and the Ministry of National Defense.
The Defense Boss further said that he is very grateful for the level of supports that AFL continues to receive from the Michigan National Guard, stressing that this has help the AFL to become “A FORCE FOR GOOD.” He made these statements on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, when the Assistant Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard, Maj. /Gen. Leonard Isabelle paid him a courtesy visit at his Barclay Training Center Office on UN Drive.
In response, Maj. /Gen. Leonard Isabelle praised Minister Ziankahn and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Maj. /Gen. Prince C. Johnson III, for their tireless effort in transforming the AFL into a professional organization. Maj. /Gen. Isabelle expressed his joy for the Armed Forces of Liberia meeting international standard for peacekeeping, evident by its current international peacekeeping mission in the West African State of Mali.
He further disclosed that the Michigan National Guard has been working with the AFL for the past ten years, reiterating his organization continual supports to the Armed Forces of Liberia and lauded the Armed Forces of Liberia for the successful observance of its 62nd anniversary.